Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Training Tip: With a capital V

The silence on the approach control frequency is broken as the controller speaks your N number and advises, “Traffic, two o’clock, westbound, type and altitude unknown.”

Apr 18, 2014

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Aircraft, hangars damaged in Michigan wind storm

Thousands of Michigan residents remained without power late April 14 after strong winds toppled trees and power lines, peeled back roofs, and destroyed three general aviation aircraft the evening of April 12.

Apr 14, 2014

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Nominations sought for aviation safety award

The memory of a passenger who perished in an April 1945 airline accident continues to drive an effort to recognize notable achievements in aviation safety.

Apr 14, 2014
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Accident

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Safety

Studying aircraft accidents lets us learn from others’ mistakes.

Feb 15, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Know the territory

Many of us sweat instrument approaches, but departures can be every bit as risky.

Feb 12, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Unpredicted unadvised unaware

The loss of a TBM 700 turboprop over New Jersey two years ago surprised many pilots. The Pratt & Whitney-powered single-engine turboprop is certificated for flight into known icing (FIKI).

Dec 01, 2013
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Emergency

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‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'A calculated risk'

If the decision to take off was made knowing that no return to the departure airport was possible, what’s the backup plan?

Mar 25, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Cost comparison

A visitor pulled up to my hangar in an S-class Mercedes recently with a few questions—and assumptions—about flying.

Mar 11, 2014 | comments
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Stall/Spin

Pilot Magazine

Stall the Pig

Since the crash of Air France Flight 447 in 2009, the flight training departments for all categories of jet operators have taken an introspective look at how to handle high-altitude stalls.

Feb 18, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Letters: The Whales of Baja

The Whales of Baja” article was great.

Feb 12, 2014

Advocacy

FAA streamlines AOA approval

The FAA announced Feb. 5 a policy change that could help put angle of attack indicators in thousands of cockpits.

Feb 06, 2014 | comments
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VFR into IMC

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‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

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Commitment to Safety

Resolve to be more active in safety education—and encourage your fellow flying club members to do the same.

Jan 16, 2014

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Aviation weather, helicopter ops on NTSB 'Most Wanted' list

“General Aviation: Identify and Communicate Hazardous Weather” and “Address Unique Characteristics of Helicopter Operations” are two of 10 issues on the NTSB's 2014 "Most Wanted" list.

Jan 16, 2014 | comments
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